All psychotherapy therapies share a deep, emotionally polarized and trusting relationship with an individual who helps (Clark and David 318-320). For all therapies, a basis that requires an account of the patient’s discomfort and methods of relieving and allowing emotional awakening, which is a prerequisite for behavioral and attitudinal improvement, is popular (Clark and David 322).
Differences in Methods of Psychotherapy
In psychotherapy, there are several differing schools of thought. By assessing their desires and unconscious connotations, psychoanalysis focuses on modifying socially inappropriate attitudes and emotions.Behavior therapy stresses on the role of learning in developing both normal and abnormal actions.
Cognitive therapy stresses on what individuals think instead of what they do. Humanistic therapy focuses on the capacity of individuals to make sound judgments (Clark and David 318-327).
Stigma Associated with Psychological Disorders
Most individuals with mental illness are challenged on two fronts. While they struggle with the disabilities and symptoms that come with the illness, they are confronted with the bias and stereotypes based on the fallacies about mental illness (Cheng, Hsiu-Lan et al. 98-111). Therefore, patients with mental illness are robbed of the opportunities that define a quality life.
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Clark, David M. “Implementing NICE guidelines for the psychological treatment of depression and anxiety disorders: the IAPT experience.” International Review of Psychiatry 23.4 (2011): 318-327.